The Liver In Health And Disease
The liver is the largest solid organ in the body. It is located in the right upper part of the abdomen.
- Produces proteins required by the body.
- Stores sugar, vitamins and minerals
- Produces bile, which helps in fat digestion and vitamin absorption
- Breaks down nutrients from food to produce energy
- Removes toxins
What happens when the liver becomes diseased?
Inflammation occurs that can lead to fibrosis and cirrhosis producing the following:
- Easy Fatigability
- Weight Loss
- Poor Appetite